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Civil Engineering – Postdoc Job in Life cycle twin for sustainable built environment, Norway

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Postdoctoral fellow position in life cycle twin for sustainable built environment at Department of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering – NTNU, Norway, Oct 2021

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General Info

Position: Postdoc
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , , ,
Deadline to Apply: October 31, 2021(GMT +2)
Joining Date: -
Contract Period: 2 Years
Salary: NOK 545 300 per annum

Department of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU

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Qualification Details

  • You must have completed a Norwegian doctoral degree or corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian PhD
  • You must have a professionally relevant background in building information modelling, sustainability assessment, construction management, civil engineering, architecture, or computer science/engineering
  • Good written and oral English proficiency

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants and national guidelines for appointment as PhD, post doctor and research assistant 

Preferred selection criteria

  • Knowledge and experience on 3D modelling or building information modelling for existing building/ built environment
  • Knowledge about ISO 19650, or other related standards

Personal characteristics

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability and motivation to work as part of a cross-disciplinary research team
  • Self-driven
  • Innovative
  • Good cooperation abilities

Responsibilities/Job Description

  • Developing the secured data fusing method for BIM and LCA
  • Communicating with local and international partners on information flow and cooperation
  • Regularly publish results in scientific journals and conferences, and present to project stakeholders.
  • Supporting the new project development within Digital twin and data analytic for sustainable built environment
  • Within the project, small-scale prototyping and experimental validation of digital twin in the timber building will be performed.

How to Apply?

Online Application through "Apply Now" Button from this page or from advertisement webpage (URL below)

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Documents Required

The application and supporting documentation to be used as the basis for the assessment must be in English.

Publications and other scientific work must follow the application. Please note that applications are only evaluated based on the information available on the application deadline. You should ensure that your application shows clearly how your skills and experience meet the criteria which are set out above.

If, for any reason, you have taken a career break or have had an atypical career and wish to disclose this in your application, the selection committee will take this into account, recognizing that the quantity of your research may be reduced as a result.

The application must include:

  • CV, certificates and diplomas
  • transcripts and diplomas for bachelor's-, master's- and PhD degrees
  • Academic works - published or unpublished - that you would like to be considered in the assessment
  • Research plan
  • Name and address of three referees

If all, or parts, of your education has been taken abroad, we also ask you to attach documentation of the scope and quality of your entire education. Description of the documentation required can be found here. If you already have a statement from NOKUT, please attach this as well.  Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify your contribution to joint works, you must attach a brief description of your participation.

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal and interpersonal qualities. Motivation, ambitions, and potential will also count in the assessment of the candidates.

NTNU is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment - DORA. 

About the Position

The postdoctoral fellowship position is a temporary position where the main goal is to qualify for work in senior academic positions.

The Postdoctoral fellow will establish a fundamental knowledge on how to create synergy for the building information, and sustainability assessment (SA) to create life cycle twin of sustainable built environment.

Furthermore, the method will be validated through the case studies in multi floor timber buildings.

The Postdoctoral fellow will be a member of the group of “digital twin for sustainable built environment” at NTNU.

You will report to Head of Department.

About the Employer: Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU

Note or Other details

Please submit your application electronically via with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered. Diploma Supplement is required to attach for European Master Diplomas outside Norway. Chinese applicants are required to provide confirmation of Master Diploma from China Credentials Verification (CHSI).

If you are invited for interview you must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters.

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Contact details

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Associate professor Lizhen Huang, email

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